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What is a Controlling Idea?

 This writer's tip, originally published in 2010, is by far the most popular page on the Pearson ALC web site (viewed 3,600 times this month). The page gives simple and clear information that can help any writer to develop stronger and better topic sentences.


Quote of the Month: “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. Henry Ford (Quote Archive)      

Student Writing



 Beauty in My Life
by Shawna; May 3, 2015
Shawna finds beauty while working at her first job in Canada. Read the story

motherThe Bridge
by Jenn; April 5, 2015

Jenn recalls her childhood adventures while walking on forest roads with a dear friend. Read the story

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